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Qualcomm boosts financial forecast on strong demand

SAN DIEGO—Qualcomm Inc. boosted its financial guidance for the third fiscal quarter ending June 25 due to what the company said was strong demand for its chips for W-CDMA handsets and CDMA network gear. The San Diego-based chip vendor said its pro forma revenues...

Cell phones drive semiconductor market

SAN JOSE, Calif.-A new report from the Semiconductor Industry Association predicts semiconductor sales worldwide will grow 9.8 percent to nearly $250 billion this year, driven largely by the cell-phone market. The new forecast is an increase from November forecasts that projected an increase of...

Cell phones drive semiconductor market

SAN JOSE, Calif.—A new report from the Semiconductor Industry Association predicts semiconductor sales worldwide will grow 9.8 percent to nearly $250 billion this year, driven largely by the cell-phone market. The new forecast is an increase from November forecasts that projected an increase of...

Cell phones help push chip sales in 1Q

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Strong sales of wireless phones were a major contributor to increases in microchip sales during the first quarter, according to figures released by the Semiconductor Industry Association. Worldwide semiconductor sales reached $59.1 billion during the quarter, up 7.3 percent year-over-year, but down...

Semiconductor sales tracking with forecasts

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Worldwide sales of semiconductors surged past $20 billion in October, driven by strong customer demand for consumer electronics such as cellular phones.Sales increased by 6.75 percent compared with the same time last year, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. Sales were up...

Chip projections rise for 2005

SAN JOSE, Calif.-The Semiconductor Industry Association revised its worldwide semiconductor sales projections for 2005.The association previously had predicted flat sales compared with the $213 billion the industry reported in 2004. SIA now projects sales will grow 6 percent this year to $226 billion. The...

Cell phones drive strong 1Q chip sales

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Worldwide sales of semiconductors increased 13.2 percent to $55.3 billion during the first quarter compared with sales of $48.9 billion during the first quarter of last year, said the Semiconductor Industry Association. Sales were up 0.4 percent from revenues of $55.1 billion...

Issa softens CDMA-only message

WASHINGTON-Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who late last month led the charge for the military to deploy CDMA technology in post-war Iraq, on Wednesday seemed to step back from his CDMA-only position when he urged the Semiconductor Industry Association to ask the U.S. Agency for...

Chip associations say market continues to grow

LONDON—Although global computer chip sales are down sharply form a year ago, year-on-year comparisons are improving, according to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, commenting on numbers recently released by the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) and the European Electronic component Manufacturers' Association (EECA).For example, although...

Wireless drives semiconductor sales to record high

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached a record high of $15.2 billion in April, increasing 35.6 percent from the $11.2 billion reported for the same time last year, the Semiconductor Industry Association said."Coupled with strong PC sales, industry growth is being driven by...

NEWS BRIEFS

The Semiconductor Industry Association said it is encouraged by President Clinton's decision to extend Normal Trade Relations with China for another year, and it urged Congress to support the measure. "If Congress fails to support extension of NTR with China, American industries could lose...

SEMICONDUCTOR MARKET BREATHES NEW LIFE

The semiconductor industry is showing signs it could be emerging from a slump that has plagued it this year.The Asian economic crisis, coupled with a glut of semiconductor products in the market, has led the industry into one of its most sluggish years ever....

COMPANIES TO SHARE Y2K INFORMATION

SAN JOSE, Calif.-U.S. chip manufacturers endorsed a compromise legislative plan regarding Year 2000 disclosure issues that provides liability protection to encourage businesses to share problem-solving information about Y2K problems and solutions, the Semiconductor Industry Association said.The bill enables companies to disclose technical information about...

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